Radio Free Minturn is launching a fund drive that begins on Sunday, Aug. 5 | VailDaily.com

Radio Free Minturn is launching a fund drive that begins on Sunday, Aug. 5

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Radio Free Minturn, the valley's all-volunteer community station, will hold a fund drive beginning Sunday, Aug. 5. The drive runs through Saturday, Aug. 11.

MINTURN — Join the band of musical gypsies cruising the airwaves of Eagle County on Radio Free Minturn during the organization's semi-annual fund drive. The drive begins Sunday, Aug. 5 and continues to Saturday, Aug. 11.

The community radio station is asking listeners, businesses and valley residents to make a donation, which will be matched up to $10,000 during the drive. These donations help cover the modest expenses to continue programming on 107.9 FM, streaming online, as well as improve and replace existing equipment.

The station is a charitable nonprofit, all-volunteer run organization that is 90 percent funded by listeners. Radio Free Minturn gives a voice to nearly 30 local DJs who carefully craft music into a weekly show for listeners and fans. All nonprofits in the valley receive free air time to help spread the word about their organizations through public service announcements. There are no commercial interruptions and genre-free music selections. The station is a creative space for students to express their burgeoning musical appreciation.

Radio Free Minturn offers several ways to support community radio. Make a donation through Colorado Gives by going to radiofreeminturn.org and clicking "Support." Businesses may become underwriters and receive recognition for their support by emailing info@radiofreeminturn.org.

During the fund drive week, gifts will be offered to listeners who call in to make a donation.